Sunday, August 20, 2017

Boxing

French champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, left, gets a right from Japanese challenger Ryota Murata in the 12th round of their WBA middleweight boxing world title match in Tokyo, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

TOKYO (AP) — WBA President Gilberto Mendoza has called for a rematch of Saturday’s middleweight title fight between Japanese boxer Ryota Murata and France’s interim champion Hassan N’Dam. Two judges ...
In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor gestures toward fans while working out at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White ...
In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Stipe Miocic speaks during a post fight press conference after his knockout win over Alistair Overeem, from the Netherlands, in a heavyweight title bout at UFC 203, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

DALLAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic prefers trying to avoid any extended talk about the possibility of matching some UFC heavyweight history, much like sidestepping a jab aimed for his jaw. ...
Canelo Alvarez, right, of Mexico, hits Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., of Mexico, during their catch weight boxing match, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY MIKE CRANSTON LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dominated a grudge match against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision in a fight that ...

BY TIM DAHLBERG LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua wasn’t wrong when he raised his hands in victory after knocking Wladimir Klitschko down in the fifth round of what looked like ...
In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Ronda Rousey arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. Rousey flashed the diamond and made ...
In this May 23, 2015, file photo, Daniel Cormier, left, and Anthony Johnson duel in the light heavyweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 187 on Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

BY DAN GELSTON The promotional ads for UFC’s return to upstate New York for the first time in nearly 22 years feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier with the belt ...
Gennady Golovkin, right, of Kazakhstan, fights Daniel Jacobs during the seventh round of a middleweight boxing match early Sunday, March 19, 2017, in New York. Golovkin won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — Exhausted beyond anything he’d felt in the ring, Gennady Golovkin could barely lift his collection of title belts. Danny Jacobs thought they should ...
Michael Conlan, of Ireland, punches Tim Ibarra during the third round of a super bantamweight boxing match Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan marched into his pro boxing debut alongside UFC champion Conor McGregor and picked up a third-round TKO of Tim Ibarra in a spirited St. ...
Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, center left, poses with challenger Daniel Jacobs, center right, after the official weigh-in at Madison Square Garden in New York, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — Some believe Saturday night’s middleweight unification bout will go the distance. Not many, though. The odds of Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs both ...
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